The University of Otago

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first University and is where the academic study of religion has its deepest roots in New Zealand. Founded in 1869, the University’s beautiful heritage buildings are complemented by first-class modern facilities including the St David’s Lecture Theatre complex where the Congress will meet. All congress venues are located within a small area on the banks of the River Leith, with many pleasant spaces for delegates to meet during the conference.


St David Lecture Theatre Complex
St David Street, Dunedin, 9016


The St David’s Lecture Theatres are a pleasant fifteen or twenty minute walk from the Octagon in central Dunedin. A shuttle bus from the Octagon will operate for one hour each morning and evening. More details will be made available nearer the time. A taxi from the Octagon to the University would cost around NZ$11-15.

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